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Fayose Receives New Oye Varsity VC, Insists FG’s Sack Of VCs Illegal

Posted: Mar 5, 2016 at 5:53 am   /   by   /   comments (1)

Yaqoub Popoola, Ado-Ekiti

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor, has received Professor Kayode Soremekun, the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Oye, Ekiti (FUOYE), but insisted the action of Federal Government on the sack VCs contradicts commonsense.
The governor claimed that there was no justification for the sacking of the vice- chancellors.
He also warned the authority of the FUOYE to either remit taxes due to the state or risk the institution being shut.
“The sack is unfair and unlawful. We must allow these institutions to survive us. Every action that will be termed political or against commonsense should be avoided.
“I openly condemned the action of the Federal Government in the sack of the Vice Chancellors. They should respect the laws establishing these institutions.
“As a governor, I fear no foe. The right of humanity must be respected,” he said.
Fayose said that payment of taxes is germane and important and should be respected by the school without which it would face the consequences.
Earlier, Prof. Soremikun pleaded with the governor to show understanding because FUOYE was already remitting 50 per cent of the taxes accruing to the school to Ekiti State government.
“I think it is fair compared with what obtains in other institutions like ours across the country. We therefore seek the understanding of our governor on this issue,” he said.